Training planned for crisis hotline, hospital advocate volunteers

info@islandpacket.comJuly 1, 2013 

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, a rape crisis and children's advocacy center, is accepting applications for volunteers and interns to attend training to serve as hospital advocates to child and adult survivors of sexual assault. Volunteers are also trained to answer crisis calls from the 24-hour hotline.

The 25-hour training program includes presentations from experts in law enforcement, counseling and a sexual assault nurse examiner; multimedia presentations; group discussions; and role play.

Training will be July 29 and 31, and Aug. 2, 6, 8 and 10. On weekdays, the sessions will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The Saturday session will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All six sessions are required.

Pre-registration is required. To register: Christine Smith, 843-524-2256.

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